Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142247
dmidecode and irqbalance lack man pages.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
There are no man pages nor documentation in /usr/share/doc for these
dmidecode also does not take either --version nor --help on the
command line, but appears to support some kind of arguments. (it says
stuff along the lines of "--help: No such file or directory".
irqbalance scarily starts running with the --help argument and hangs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man dmidecode
2. man irqbalance
Actual Results: nothing
Expected Results: enlightenment.
The nahant beta has a man page for irqbalance. But not for dmidecode.
(I am the maintainer of dmidecode.)
dmidecode has a man page since version 2.4. Command-line interface was not
documented yet, because it was very limited, intended for debugging only and
subject to changes.
dmidecode supports --help and --version since version 2.6 (released two days
ago). Command-line interface is fully documented there.
RHEL 3 update 5 (maybe earlier, haven't checked) has a man page for irqbalance.
Still nothing for dmidecode though.
dmidecode in version 2.2 in kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.12.
RFE to 2.6 ?
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